The latest lateral moves and promotions from some of the biggest players on the legal market from the
16th February until the 22nd February 2018.



Australia – Melbourne

Dentons has announced that Robyn Chatwood will bring her intellectual property expertise to the Melbourne office as a partner. Relocating from Dentons’ London office, Robyn brings a wealth of experience in both IP and IT, across franchising and distribution, commercial contracts and concession agreements, information technology and communications law, e-commerce law, data protection/privacy and all forms of new technology and IP such as artificial intelligence, payment platforms and crypto currencies, augmented reality and virtual reality. Robyn also has a specialty in international licensing, particularly in the retail, hospitality and healthcare sectors.

The original press release can be found here on Dentons’ website.



Canada – Toronto

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced Robbie Grossman will join the firm as a partner in the Toronto office effective February 12, 2018. Robbie brings with him a significant cross border securities, M&A and corporate finance practice underscored by deep experience in acting for emerging issuers and public companies. Robbie acts for issuers and dealers on public offerings, private placements, exchange listings, reverse takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and continuous disclosure obligations for public companies, across a wide variety of industries and business sectors.

The original press release can be found here on DLA Piper’s website.



Spain – Madrid

Pinsent Masons continues the expansion of its Madrid office with the appointment of Paula Fernández-Longoria as partner. Paula Fernández-Longoria joins from Bird & Bird Madrid where she led the office’s Data Privacy practice. She is an experienced TMT lawyer adept in advising global organisations on data privacy, GDPR implementation and cyber security matters.Together with recent recruit Paloma Bru, she will grow the TMT team in Madrid and work with the firm’s international data privacy team to enhance its cross border proposition.

The original press release can be found here on Pinsent Masons’ website.



Sweden – Stockholm

Bird & Bird appoints Jan Byström, as a partner in the Stockholm office, expanding its Nordic Corporate group. Having worked throughout his career for a number of international law firms, Jan joins from Byström Rooth & Partners, his own boutique transactional firm. He has more than 20 years’ experience assisting domestic and international clients on private equity, M&A and corporate development transactions, both within the Nordic region and internationally. He is ranked as a leading corporate/M&A and private equity lawyer in Chambers Europe (2017) and IFLR1000 (2018). He is qualified in both Sweden and New York. Jan primarily advises private equity investors on Nordic buy-out and venture capital transactions. He also advises Nordic corporate clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions as well as international corporate clients, particularly US corporations, on in-bound Nordic cross-border transactions.

The original press release can be found here on Bird & Bird’s website.




Eversheds Sutherland has welcomed new partner Rupert Bent to its Intellectual Property (IP) team. Rupert re-joins Eversheds Sutherland from Walker Morris where he was a Partner and Head of IP. He was also formerly Head of IP Litigation for the English regions at Pinsent Masons and immediately prior to that spent almost a decade at Eversheds Sutherland as a senior IP lawyer. Rupert has significant expertise in advising on the full range of contentious intellectual property matters including patent, trade mark, copyright, design right and passing-off disputes. In addition he assists clients with aspects of their non-contentious IP work including branding and portfolio management.

The original press release can be found here on Eversheds Sutherland’s website.